“You’re never going to earn a living sitting around the house playing video games.” It was the mantra of mothers and father from the time Atari first invaded our homes in the 1980s. How wrong they were! Like the comedian who grew up with the mantra “No one is ever going to pay you to be a Smart Alec”, today’s finance savvy gamers are raking in big bucks, supporting themselves on nothing more than playing video games. For you world of Warcraft addicts, here is how you can make a small fortune playing your favorite video game World of Warcraft:
Things You'll Need
- A WoW account
Level your character(s) to 70. The first rule of making real money from World of Warcraft is making fake money in World of Warcraft. Doing that requires a high level character. Once your character is fully leveled, you will stop gaining XP and start being paid for quests in Game Gold.
Sell Game Gold Online. There are a variety of places online to sell World of Warcraft Gold for real money. There are whole internet sites developed around the buying and selling of World of Warcraft Gold, and a lot of people are also having success selling WoW gold on E-bay. Whatever the venue, use your level 70 characters to earn game gold and sell it. Believe it or not, you can live off of the proceeds.
Sell your account, and create a new one. A properly geared level 70 character goes for big bucks. If you can sell an account with more than one fully leveled character, you can laugh your way al the way to the bank. If you want to know how long it takes to level a character to 70, when in game hit “/played.” Then hit "enter." In your chat window will be the stats for how many days (full 24 hours of continuous play) you have spent with your character. If your character is your first level 70, then cut the time in half to know how long it should take you to level another and then another. As you learn to level more, you will be able to power level, increasing your ability to earn. Some accounts sell online for thousands of dollars. Sell just two of those in a month and you are into real money.
Tips & Warnings
- Gaming has taken on a new sort of meaning, one that can be of real and lasting impact in your personal financial situation.
- If you have designs on selling your accounts, don't get attached to its characters.
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